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If Obama was my applicant? Has face value killed good recruiting?

by Michael Brandt - BrightMove Recruiting Software

I am on a plane right now and got an urge to write something that I find very important not only in recruitment but in how people evaluate and judge applicants and people in general. I use the analogy of President Obama simply because we are in a time of in your face smear campaigns and news, where our political opinion of a person is summed up and essentially defined by one act or… Continue

Added by Michael Brandt on January 21, 2010 at 11:32am — No Comments


Everyday I learn of a new recruitment agency forming, and every day I hear about how there aren’t enough jobs for recruiters to work. I read an interesting article recently written by an internal recruitment manager, frustrated at the state of the market, and the time she had spent sifting through a combination of both irrelevant, and the all too common unsolicited CV’s for a position she was trying to fill. As an ex-recruiter, I know only too well that common phrase when you finally reach the… Continue

Added by Nick Banks on January 21, 2010 at 9:38am — No Comments

When Your Job Search Hits Rock Bottom...

and the world around you has turned upside down, what do you do? When all of your job search efforts, interviews, breakfast meetings and resume re-writes lead you to the same place, nowhere, who do you turn to for help? When it's no longer enough to keep going, sometimes you reach for a little divine inspiration, sometimes you want to give up. You know when you've reached the end of the road, this is the time to pick up where you left off and start all over again. The old way of doing things,… Continue

Added by Lisa Kaye on January 20, 2010 at 11:32pm — No Comments

Laying Off Is Hard To Do - The Importance of Preserving Dignity

Remember that old Neil Sedaka song, "Breaking up is hard to do?" Well here in New Zealand, "Laying Off Is Hard To Do". The laws surrounding hiring/firing/laying off workers are such that in order to comply, companies must go through a number of steps that are similar to union requirements in the United States. I won't get into boring specifics, but in my own particular situation - the entire New Zealand office of a particular company was being closed. In order to be in proper legal compliance,… Continue

Added by Nancy Ford on January 20, 2010 at 11:02pm — No Comments

Conan & NBC - The Wrong Approach to Employee Relations

This is late but these are some thoughts :)

By now everyone has heard about the rollercoaster changes to NBC’s Late night lineup and the flack they are getting. I think that companies, HR and employees can learn a little something from this situation. We all have been faced with decisions that leadership makes. There are times we agree and other times where we disagree wholeheartedly. Sometimes the disagreements are a little more hush, hush then we would like them to be. In… Continue

Added by Benjamin McCall on January 20, 2010 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Customer Experience and the Importance of Making People Feel Special

Every morning I stop on my way to the station to get a coffee…my Soya Latte is very much a part of my commute, even in summer! I have stopped for a couple of years at one particular coffee shop (Cafe Nero, for those in the UK) initially for their loyalty scheme which basically gives you every tenth coffee free – a free coffee every other Friday seemed like a good idea!

I say initially because they started charging extra for soya milk. Other coffee shops didn’t, but I stayed loyal.… Continue

Added by Mervyn Dinnen on January 20, 2010 at 7:28pm — 3 Comments

How to Syndicate Your Recruiting Videos

Jobs in Pods, the audio jobcast company, is proud to announce the launch of their new Recruitment Video Distribution Service (RViDS) for employers. Traditionally, recruiting videos have just been accessible on the company career page but this new syndication service will distribute it across the internet on the top video sharing sites and podcast directories.

“Employers are increasingly looking to get their media into the hands of passive candidates for branding and… Continue

Added by Chris Russell on January 20, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Are You Measuring Social Recruiting?

What are you doing to measure your social recruiting efforts? Because if you aren't doing anything to measure them and you're telling the world that social recruiting works then you're just winging it. Or if you aren't putting any effort in place to try and account for your efforts while squaking to your peers and colleagues that it doesn't work - well, you're equally as… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on January 20, 2010 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Would ROI Have Been Enough to Predict This? ("Vitamin Water’s Newest Flavour Created by Facebook Fans")

As ROI = (Gain - Cost)/(Cost), would ROI have been the right metric to present the following possibility? Consider the following example of the power of "Collective Intelligence" --

"Great Example of "Collective Intelligence" - Vitamin Water’s Newest Flavour Created by Facebook… Continue

Added by Joshua Letourneau on January 20, 2010 at 2:50pm — No Comments

ExecuNet Annual Executive Market Outlook Survey - Opportunity To Participate

For the past 17 years Execu Net has conducted an extensive survey of the marketplace. Some members of RecruitingBlogs I am sure have seen it and many undoubtedly have participated.

We are currently in the process of gathering the data for this year's survey from three groups: senior level executives, recruiters, and corporate HR executives.

If you would like to participate (and get a copy of the results for doing so) you can participate as… Continue

Added by Dave Opton on January 20, 2010 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Recruiters Break Down Barriers

Recently I was in a elevator with a group of people and the silence was killing me. As I looked around and saw a few people dressed suits and ties, a Fedx delivery man, and some others in business casual attire. I could feel that everyone was feeling uncomfortable.

I decided that I would say something. At the risk of my life and limbs and looked over at the guys in the suits and said, "How you are you guys doing today?"

The seas parted and the silence was broken! One of… Continue

Added by Craig Silverman on January 20, 2010 at 2:06pm — 1 Comment

Short Interview? Be Afraid

Interviewing for jobs can feel like a whirlwind - driving to all corners of the city, lots of new names and faces, various business models, etc. Keeping all the details straight can be a challenge! But I urge all of you to take a breath, relax, and get all of your questions answered. Remember, you are interviewing the company as well and if you're like most people, you will stay an average of 18 months with the company if they make you an offer. Get as many of your questions answered and red… Continue

Added by Victoria Schanen on January 20, 2010 at 1:42pm — 4 Comments

Culture, Climate & Vision Statements

Culture vs. Climate

This whole vision, culture, mission statement thing has always been a little confusing to me. A statement that encapsulates the ideals of a business and motivate their employees to great heights. This work of art is then put in all the training material, posted on walls and… forgotten about.

These statements don’t change anything. All they really do is give your staff ample ammunition when you fall off the “Vision Wagon.”

There are the… Continue

Added by Corey Harlock on January 20, 2010 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Recruiters - think about your online brand!

I came across a newly launched website recently, which I had been following on Twitter. allows you to submit anonymous reviews about what it’s like to work at a particular company. Eek scary huh? Well, if you’ve got a lot of disgruntled ex-employees, yes. But let’s be honest, it’s not like they don’t have any avenues to vent their frustrations already is it?

With the rapid expansion of social media and other internet offerings, organisations now have more tools than… Continue

Added by Sam Woodward on January 20, 2010 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Are recruiting fees going down?

I found this post most hilarious as I read similar news items the year I started in the industry, 2002. The comments I read from recruiters then are identical to the comments I read in 2002.

Please allow me to elborate. Fees for recruiters who are new to the industry or who fail to differientiate themselves by carving out a niche of expertise will always be vulnerable to price. If you want to stay in this industry long term and be successful, there is only one way to do it. Become a… Continue

Added by Andrew Lozanski on January 20, 2010 at 9:08am — 1 Comment

I am on Twitter, now what?

After debating about joining Twitter for quite some time, I finally joined Twitter in September 2009, not necessarily an early adopter but certainly not late in the game. According to a recent blog about the 25 Most Influential Recruiters on Twitter at in early 2009 there were 900 profiles with the word recruiter and now there are over 10,000. In less then a year, the number of recruiters using Twitter increased more than… Continue

Added by Cheryl Noga on January 20, 2010 at 8:25am — No Comments

Whats your digital footprint say about you?

So you have a profile on LinkedIn; pictures on FaceBook; tell the world about your day on Twitter and your job at your blog. If you are looking for a job, and I were to trace your steps and follow each of these footprints, what type of picture are your painting? Are you someone who likes to "get down" on the weekends, drinking everything in sight (proof provided by you or your friends FaceBook pics). Maybe you like to read science fiction novels (you can show the books you are reading on… Continue

Added by Duane Roberts on January 20, 2010 at 2:17am — 2 Comments

A Rant about Clay Shirky

When I was in the first grade I walked right up to the drama teacher and informed her that, henceforth, I should be the lead in all student productions. She looked at me as if I were a dead gnat in her ice cream.

I learned something that day. Or so I thought. I learned that self-promotion is frowned upon.

So I stopped doing it.

Clay Shirky thinks that I should start doing it again. In a… Continue

Added by Carmen Hudson on January 20, 2010 at 12:01am — 2 Comments

SEO, Social Networking, and ROI...oh my

There is so much going on in the blogosphere about changes in recruiting. Search Engine Optimization for Jobs, Search Engine Marketing for Jobs, talent communities, pipeline building, ROI, and Social Media Recruiting are all the rage and this is a really exciting time to be part of recruiting, sourcing, HR leadership, and recruitment advertising. We've got new tools popping up every month or so (maybe faster) and I've had to stay silent.

Though it goes against my very being to be… Continue

Added by Recruiting Blogger on January 19, 2010 at 11:55pm — No Comments

Personal vs in or out?

I sit here on the plane, contemplating what is important in life and how so many things can get lost in the day-to-day. Conversely, there is so much to add to your life if you take the time to experience and

appreciate as it happens. Platitudes, I know…..Yesterday a colleague and I got to spend time with some new friends, learn a tremendous amount, share experiences and begin to build a relationship. I am at once overwhelmed and energized by the trip.… Continue

Added by Shannon Russo on January 19, 2010 at 9:04pm — No Comments

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